SA Notes

Senate passes resolutions on new major, discriminations

The Student Association Senate passed legislation Tuesday night calling for the creation of an Africana studies major in the Elliott School of International Affairs.

Hilary Golston (CCAS-U) sponsored legislation calling for the creation of the major, which was proposed by the Faculty Senate in 1992 and already has some classes and professors devoted to it. A petition signed by approximately 137 students supporting the major supplemented the resolution.

“Now that we have this win we have to sit down and make sure this becomes a reality,” Golston said after the meeting.

The Senate also passed a resolution calling for a more acceptable nondiscrimination policy for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students at GW. In 1992, the University adopted a policy barring sexual-orientation discrimination.

-Brandon Butler

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